Calling for patient co-creation in the Global Patient Safety Action plan 2021 – 2030

This year, all World Health Organization’s Member States are on record as having adopted the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030 (GPSAP 21-30) to eliminate all avoidable harm in healthcare.

On Patient Solidarity Day 2021, we are calling on our leaders to act on this commitment and implement the plan in collaboration to guarantee a world in which no one is harmed in health care, and every patient receives safe and respectful care, every time, everywhere.

Mark your calendars and join us and other patient advocates as we raise our voices to call on leaders to work in collaboration with and include national patients’ organizations, civil society organizations, professional bodies, academic and research institutions, industry, and other relevant stakeholders to implement the GPSAP 21-30.

For more information on Patient Solidarity Day, including details about this year’s theme and a range of useful resources, click here.

Join the PSD2021 movement

Join patient advocates from around the globe on PSD2021 in calling for our leaders to go beyond promises and join patients and families all over the world in the implementation of the WHO Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 (GPSAP 2021-30) that was adopted at the 74th World Health Assembly this year.

Get involved by:

1. Mobilising your network on Friday 3rd December

Make sure your contacts know about Patient Solidarity Day. Send them a quick message on what the campaign is about. Highlight the theme and the GPSAP 21-30 and how its important that they show their solidarity with patients around the world in holding our leaders accountable.

2 . Write to your Ministry of Health urging them to ensure successful implementation of the GPSAP 21-30 – use the letter template here 

This is a great opportunity to directly engage with leaders for the implementation of the GPSAP 21-30 to accelerate progress for a world in which no one is harmed in health care, and every patient receives safe and respectful care, every time, everywhere. Leaders are more likely to respond if you personalise your letter so you might also like to include your own thoughts or experiences in delivery process of safe and patient-centred healthcare (if you have any) and why you think this campaign is important.

Don’t forget to tell us who you have written to – email us at info@iapo.org.uk

3. Spread the word by posting PSD social media messages on Facebook and Twitter

Access the social media posts here and remember to use the hashtag #PSD2021 with your posts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join the buzz on social media using #PSD2021.

Joint Statement On Patient Solidarity Day 2021

To mark Patient Solidarity Day 2021, IAPO, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and the International Hospital Federation (IHF) have released a statement calling for governments and all health stakeholders to collaborate in the implementation of the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 (GPSAP 21-30) that was adopted at the 74th World Health Assembly this year. Through this statement, we reaffirm our commitment to work towards the GPSAP 21-30 vision of “a world in which no one is harmed in health care, and every patient receives safe and respectful care, every time, everywhere”.

Keep us informed about how you will support the Day so that we can add your activity to our global list of activities and your logo on our supporters wall on our website.

We want to hear from you so please do not hesitate to send questions or comments to info@iapo.org.uk

We look forward to celebrating to mark today with you!

Best wishes,

The IAPO team